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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis's
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

André Alexis' award-winning novel can be appreciated in many ways, and in this informal lecture Stephen Cain will explore what 15 Dogs can teach us about mythology, genre, language, communication, philosophy, and innovative w...

Icon of the event Cea Person: Nearly Normal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bestselling author of North of Normal, Cea Sunrise Person on growing up in the wilderness, her unconventional family, the power of taking responsibility and her new memoir, Nearly Normal. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
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Mon May 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel Beautiful Losers and address the mystical vision underlying these works. For Cohen, loss was not just a measure of defeat, but a chance to ...

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Healers and Humanitarians
Tue May 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cherry
Thu May 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Forest of Reading Nominee Kathleen Cherry discusses her 2017 Silver Birch nominated book Everyday Hero in a fun interactive presentation....

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu May 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with our passion for Crime Fiction. Join 3 Canadian authors as they discuss mystery and crime novels in celebration of Canada ...

Icon of the event Love Your Body, Embrace Your Life
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Susan Sommers will be discussing her book, Love Your Body, Embrace Your Life. Susan is one of Canada's best-known authors and was featured at a celebration for International Women's Day in Jaipur, India, in March 2015. Her qu...